Francis Pharcellus Church

Francis Pharcellus Church

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Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 11 Apr 1906 (aged 67)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 9763449 · View Source
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Journalist. He served as the editor at the "New York Sun", and wrote the famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus", which appeared in print on September 21, 1897, as an answer to the question posed by eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon.


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Francis Pharcellus Church
Born
February 22, 1839
Died April 11, 1906
A noble man full of
grace and truth.


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  • Originally Created by: SHC
  • Added: 6 Nov 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9763449
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Pharcellus Church (22 Feb 1839–11 Apr 1906), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9763449, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .